Neuronal Polarization: Old Cells Can Learn New Tricks

Eric S. Sweet, Bonnie L L. Firestein

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Abstract

Regeneration was once thought to be exclusive to young neurons. Now, a new study shows that functional and interconnected hippocampal neurons have the potential to quickly recover from losing an axon. They do so by signaling a dendrite to change its specification and replace the missing axon by rearranging the microtubule cytoskeleton.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R661-R663
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume18
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 5 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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